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The FDA stated that partially hydrogenated oils are not generally recognized as safe and that by removing them, thousands of heart attacks and deaths could be prevented every year.
Final determination regarding partially hydrogenated oils.
The End of GRAS Status for Partially Hydrogenated Oils (1)
Partially hydrogenated oils were cheap and shelf stable, and companies began to use them in thousands of foods.
The Centre for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group, petitioned the FDA in 2004 to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils and conducted a campaign to cajole and pressure companies to reformulate their products with safer oils.
Partially hydrogenated oils make foods more stable and are used to
The FDA recently reached a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, which are major sources of trans fats, are not generally safe.
AWhen trans fats, which come from partially hydrogenated oils and vegetable shortening, were first introduced, they were supposed to be a great substitute for saturated fats.
Under the proposal, partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fats, would be declared to no longer be "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS).
The Food and Drug Administration has published a preliminary determination in the Federal Register stating that the agency no longer finds that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) in the U.
The industrially produced trans fats are also known as partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

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